Happy New Year in the Spring?

From my sister site Beyond the Dalet

Beyond the Dalet

IMG_0379 Mother Nature has gone off her meds again.

It was sunny yesterday. We’ve had a couple of near 70 degree days then this. Gotta love springtime in the Midwest. What comes to mind is what God says to Moses in the beginning of the month of Nisan (in the OT known as Abib)

Exodus 12:2“This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.”

I find God’s statement interesting. This is prior to Passover and the deliverance from Egypt. God had promised deliverance but it hadn’t happened yet. Prior to this the first of the year was is in the month of Tishri on the Hebrew calendar. Tishri is in the Fall. The month in which God spoke this to Moses was Abib, what is now called Nisan. It is in the Spring.

Mark This Day

That would be like celebrating…

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